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    United Kingdom

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PhD projects

Cometary Studies Asteroidal Studies

1990 …2019

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Research Output

174P/Echeclus and its Blue Coma Observed Post-Outburst

Seccull, T., Fraser, W. C., Puzia, T. H., Fitzsimmons, A. & Cupani, G., 01 Feb 2019, In : Astronomical Journal. 157, 2, 11 p., 88.

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
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    2I/Borisov: A C2 depleted interstellar comet

    Opitom, C., Fitzsimmons, A., Jehin, E., Moulane, Y., Hainaut, O., Meech, K. J., Yang, B., Snodgrass, C., Micheli, M., Keane, J. V., Benkhaldoun, Z. & Kleyna, J. T., 06 Nov 2019, In : Astronomy and Astrophysics. 631, 5 p., L8.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Detection of CN gas in Interstellar Object 2I/Borisov

    Fitzsimmons, A., Hainaut, O., Meech, K. J., Jehin, E., Moulane, Y., Opitom, C., Yang, B., Keane, J. V., Kleyna, J. T., Micheli, M. & Snodgrass, C., 25 Oct 2019, In : Astrophysical Journal Letters. 855, 1, 6 p., L9.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  • 5 Citations (Scopus)
    60 Downloads (Pure)

    Near-UV and optical spectroscopy of comets using the ISIS spectrograph on the WHT

    Hyland, M. G., Fitzsimmons, A. & Snodgrass, C., 21 Mar 2019, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 484, 1, p. 1347–1358

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
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    Physical model of near-Earth asteroid (1917) Cuyo from ground-based optical and thermal-IR observations

    Rozek, A., Lowry, S. C., Rozitis, B., Green, S. F., Snodgrass, C., Weissman, P. R., Fitzsimmons, A., Hicks, M. D., Lawrence, K. J., Duddy, S. R., Wolters, S. D., Roberts-Borsani, G., Behrend, R. & Manzini, F., 18 Jul 2019, In : Astronomy and Astrophysics. 627, 18 p., A172.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Prizes

    Group Achievement Award, member of the SuperWASP Team.

    Alan Fitzsimmons (Recipient), 2010

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Sir Arthur Clarke Award for Space Achievement – Academic Study/Research 2019

    Alan Fitzsimmons (Recipient), Michele Bannister (Recipient) & Wesley Fraser (Recipient), 14 Nov 2019

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Activities

    Public Talk - The Hera Mission: How to Move an Asteroid

    Alan Fitzsimmons (Invited speaker)
    01 Feb 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar

    Public Talks - Interstellar Objects and Hera

    Alan Fitzsimmons (Invited speaker)
    26 Jan 202027 Jan 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar

    4IRC SPACE: ARE THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR NI OUT OF THIS WORLD?

    Alan Fitzsimmons (Invited speaker)
    07 May 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Armagh Observatory and Planetarium (External organisation)

    Alan Fitzsimmons (Advisor)
    01 May 201930 Apr 2020

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of board

    Optical Spectroscopy of Didymos during the 2019 Apparition

    Alan Fitzsimmons (Speaker)
    12 Sep 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Press / Media

    BBC Radio Foyle - Biggest explosion since the big bang

    Alan Fitzsimmons

    28/02/2020

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    BBC Radio 5 - Near Earth Asteroid 2000 CH59

    Alan Fitzsimmons

    26/12/2019

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    BBC World Service Interview - Interstellar Comet Borisov

    Alan Fitzsimmons

    31/10/2019

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    BBC World Service - New Interstellar Comet

    Alan Fitzsimmons

    13/09/2019

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    BBC World Service - Asteroid deflection and the Hara/DART missions

    Alan Fitzsimmons

    12/09/2019

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Impact

    Engaging the Public in Science and Increasing Awareness of Physics and Astronomy

    Alan Fitzsimmons (Participant), Samuel Duddy (Participant), Henry Hsieh (Participant), Stephen Smartt (Participant), Stephen Lowry (Participant), Heather Cegla (Participant), Sergiy Shelyag (Participant), Victoria Moulds (Participant), Michail Mathioudakis (Participant), Don Pollacco (Participant), John Burton (Participant), Christopher Watson (Participant)

    Impact: Societial Impact

    Thesis

    High Contrast Imaging: Exoplanet and Low Stellar Mass Populations

    Author: Durkan, S., Apr 2018

    Supervisor: Watson, C. A. (Supervisor) & Fitzsimmons, A. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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